The long-run poverty and gender impacts of mobile money

  title={The long-run poverty and gender impacts of mobile money},
  author={Tavneet Suri and William Jack},
  pages={1288 - 1292}
Substituting minutes for money In developing countries, bank branches and fixed-line telecommunications are scarce, whereas mobile phones are plentiful. These factors have led to the use of mobile money, whereby money can be deposited to an account linked to a phone, transferred to other users, and converted back into cash. Suri and Jack show that increased access to mobile money has increased long-term consumption in Kenya and reduced the number of households in extreme poverty. Science, this… 

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